Australian author Peter Temple has picked up the world's richest prize for crime writing at a glittering awards ceremony in London.
Temple won the UK Crime Writers Association's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, also known as the Gold Dagger, claiming STG20,000 ($A47,400) in the process.
The Ballarat-based author was awarded the prize for his eighth novel, The Broken Shore.
Temple, the first Australian to be nominated for the award, beat off competition… Continue
Posted on July 6, 2007 at 10:24am — 1 Comment